The Master of Science in Kinesiology program at Towson University is designed for the PK – 12 physical education teacher who desires to strengthen teaching performance in ways that positively impact student learning. As such, the program addresses the following broad areas:
Research methodology and research design suitable to the profession of physical education
Critical evaluation of current research pertaining to physical education pedagogy
Evaluation of physical education teacher effectiveness
Development, implementation, and analysis of assessment tools in physical education
Design, implementation, and analysis of physical education curriculum to identify strengths, weaknesses, and strategies for improvement
Graduates of the program are positioned to influence the teaching of physical education in their
own classroom as well as improve or influence practices and initiatives in the instruction of physical
education at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, interested graduates are viable
candidates for pursuing National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification.
The graduate program in Kinesiology aims to meet the needs of practicing physical education
teachers and physical activity advocates. Given the demands of working professional,
the program uses an asynchronous learning approach in which students complete course
requirements on their own schedule. Individual assignments, discussions, and group projects
are some of the ways in which student performance is assessed.
Students who wish to engage in research and/or program evaluation related to school
physical education/activity with members of the faculty should contact the program director.
This program is also offered online through the Towson Learning Network to employees of
local school systems. Visit the Towson Learning Network
to get information about applying to the program.
Important Information for Non-Maryland Residents
Towson University is not authorized to conduct distance education programs in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Utah,
Wisconsin and Wyoming. However, residents of these states may enroll in distance education courses
if they are in residence in Maryland and are concurrently enrolled in face-to-face courses on the
Towson University campus.